Russian depression and the river Moscow were fertile ground for the foundation of this significant center of the largest Euro-Asian country. Moscow was the capital during Soviet Union era and socialism had a huge impact on its form.
The city is located in the west of Russia so it is more accessible for European tourists. Impressive and oversized buildings will leave you breathless. However, this exaggeration is interwoven in all spheres of life, even when it comes to restaurant bill.
There are many billionaires in Moscow so it is no surprise it was named most expansive city to live in 2007. And you can feel powerful yourself walking down the Red Square where world significant revolutions played out.
With a population of 15 million you can expect streets to be very crowded, but you can avoid this by using the underground train. Metro stations are art galleries of sort and should not be missed.
This city has diametric differences. Tall and modern skyscrapers stand shoulder to shoulder with ancient monasteries; loud boulevards stand opposite quiet, secluded residential streets. There is no difference when it comes to night life – from jet-set clubs with special dress code and high prices to bars hidden in small, out of the way streets.
Unique facades of churches and monasteries, like the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed, you can observe from horse carriage gliding on the snow will make you feel like you are part of a Russian fairytale or a story devised by Pushkin or Tolstoy.